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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
a democratic elected governor. how would you assess this week's signups, increased substantially. there seems to be a lot of interesting with a lot of people going to the sites. how would you assess this now that we're at the end of the week? >> i mean, it's been a great week for the aca, there's no question about it. the kinks appear to be out. we're not quite sure about the back end, but i think it looks pretty good. the kinks seem to be out of the system. more and more people driven to it. more and more people are signing up. and the sad part for the republicans is it's only going to get worse for them. it's only going to get better. as the kinks are totally smoothed out of the system, people will find this bill, they'll find it's like heaven. and for other people they're going to find they've got better plans and they've got the freedom to choose and they can compare and they can shop which we never had the ability to do in america. i think it's going to be more successful each month it passes. so the republicans better find another horse to ride, because they can't ride this one. >> you
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
in jail and transformed it into a democracy. i was there as an election observer in '94, and to see those people lined up as you did, having the first time in their life the right to vote. people were standing for miles. and of course the result was he became the president of the ruling party which became the president of the nation. but i don't think people understand this is not just the guy who became the first black president of south africa. they literally changed a nation where they'd been delegated to subhuman status to where they not only could vote but became the president of the nation in a relatively short period of time without any violence. >> well, you know, what i'd like to say about nelson mandela's leadership -- because i heard the earlier conversations about when he was in prison -- and even in prison he was still fighting for everything he believed in. while most of his party people were outside of the country, he began negotiations with the regime to end apartheid even as a prisoner. so even as a prisoner, he was leading the country. and taking the white minority to a
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
that i've been in elected office. and when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. >> a minimum wage law as good as it may sound at the outset is not the way to do it. >> i don't think minimum wage doesn't actually accomplish those goals. >> jared, you've written a lot about this. you're the economist. tell us what the minimum wage being raised does and what it does not being raised does. >> well, it's actually a policy that has its intended effect, and that's something we've seen many, many times over the years both across time and across place. as was mentioned, there's lots of states and counties doing this now. so here's a policy with really zero budgetary costs that does what it's supposed to do at a time when we really need what it's supposed to do. which is to boost the earnings of our lowest wage workers and push back on this inequality problem. i think if speaker boehner were being more accurate, he'd say i'm being essentially funded by opposing minimum wage my whole career. that's really the influential point here. and because the people -- and
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
for the gop, forget impeachment. go out and win an election. joining me now are ryan grim and goldie taylor. thank you goet for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> ryan, what do republicans hope to gain by talking about impeachment when they know it's not going to happen? >> well, people like congressman farenthold are people that think the president wasn't born here. that he's not legitimate and they want him out one way or another. they couldn't beat him in '08, couldn't beat him in 2012. he'll leave in 2016, but they're too impatient for that. this is something they'll be on i think until the day he finally leaves office. >> you know, goldie, when the gop rolls out the runs they wanted to impeach the president, i mean, for any variety of reasons. because i wasn't born here. because of immigration reform. fast and furious, not extending bush tax cuts, dream act, war in libya, gun control, benghazi. and quote, all the czars he's appointed. it's amazing. >> it's amazing that the kitchen sink isn't in there. >> i didn't get to it. >> maybe it is. maybe we ha
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
fairness. we had an election about this. why? because we are a better country that this. joining me now is congressman, democrat from pennsylvania and the president of the center of american progress. she introduced president obama at his speech today. thank you both for being here. >> thank you for having me, reverend. >> congressman, let me go to you first. the defining challenge of our time. that's the quote from the president. isn't it something that congress has the moral duty to address? >> the congress and the country. this is the most important speech of all of the speeches in the entire career of barack obama. this is the most important speech he has given and will be recorded, i think, as so. it is also one of the most important speeches i think ever given by the american president because he really laid out that our country cannot stand with a circumstances of haves and have-nots, that we have to see things more not about charity, but he was really arguing about an enlightened self-interest on the country to educate our young people. we need to provide employment and entrepre
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